Grants Awarded

Advanced Dental Education Summit II

A grant of $10,000 was approved to help support ADEA's Advanced Dental Education Summit II, which was held December 7-9, 2006, in Baltimore, Maryland, as a part of the ADEA Fall 2006 Meetings. This summit will convene the nation's educational leadership in both general dentistry and the dental specialties to discuss the challenges and opportunities confronting contemporary advanced dental education.

ADEA Commission on Improving Access to Oral Health Care for All Americans: Roles and Responsibilities of Academic Dental Institutions

The foundation provided $15,000 to this commission of national experts to study and recommend policy on the role of academic dental institutions in addressing access to oral health care across the nation. The commission convened in 2002, and an extensive report was issued in March 2003. The report contains a series of recommendations in five different areas with the purpose of focusing academic dentistry on a common set of strategies to improve the oral health of all Americans, especially the underserved.

Workshop on the Ethics of Access to Oral Health Care

A grant of $5,000 was approved to support a workshop on the ethics of access to oral health care. The workshop, which includes collaboration with the American College of Dentists (ACD)and the American Dental Association (ADA), built upon the 2003 ADEA President's Commission Report, "Improving the Oral Health of All Americans: Roles and Responsibilities of Academic Dental Institutions."

Online Journal of Dental Research

In 2004, the foundation provided a grant of $15,000 to the International Association of Dental Research to support placing the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) online.